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Dental Hygienist - Tufts Dental Facility for Special Needs - Canton
Tufts University

Date Posted Jul. 2, 2024
Title Dental Hygienist - Tufts Dental Facility for Special Needs - Canton
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting


This is a full-time, on-site position working 35 hours per week working in Canton.


Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Since its founding in 1868, TUSDM has been committed to leadership in education, patient care, research, and community service. Students obtain an interdisciplinary education, integrated with medicine, with access to training in dental specialties. Clinics managed at TUSDM provide quality comprehensive care to more than 20,000 individuals annually. Nationally and internationally, the school promotes health and educational programs and researches new procedures, materials, and technologies to improve oral health.

What You'll Do

The Dental Hygienist is responsible for providing comprehensive oral hygiene care to patients of the Pappas Rehab  clinic.  This includes providing preventive care including scaling, root planning, nutritional and plaque control counseling, prophylaxis, fluoride, and scheduling/maintaining hygiene recall/recare program and incorporating new patients into the hygiene program.


The position is also responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring disease prevention and promotion of oral health for the patients of the Pappas Rehab clinic.


Job Scope:

  • Perform preventive and therapeutic treatments including prophylaxis, scaling and root planning, curettage, , applying fluoride, and taking and developing diagnostic quality radiographs.  Must be familiar with all dental procedures such as:  General Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Implants, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontology.
  • Write compliant, professional and complete chart progress notes in dental records for treatment documentation.
  • Assure efficient and cost effective scheduling.  Serve as a critical liaison to the patients regarding treatment plans, prevention and recall programs.
  • Monitor dental supply and equipment inventory and process order requests
  • Back up support to: dental assistants, administrative staff, dentists and director. Administrative duties to include, but not limited to:, confirming patients, rescheduling patients, scheduling patients, recall/recare, collecting payments
  • Convey a professional appearance and set a positive tone in the clinic
  • All other duties as required

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • 1-3 years related experience
  • Associates Degree
  • MA Dental Hygiene License or MA Dentist License
  • Familiarity with dental software, email and Microsoft Word applications
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS
  • Bachelor's degree preferred with 3-5 years related experience
  • The successful candidate must be a team-player and must be organized, self motivated, and must manage their time efficiently
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse provider, team, and patient population

Pay Range

Minimum $35.50, Midpoint $42.30, Maximum $49.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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